8 Extreme Cases Of Secrecy At Apple

#7 In order to keep the iPad secret, Apple required developers to chain the device to their desks

The confession of an app developer who worked on iPad reveals it all. He told to Business Insider that he was the third person who was working on a very popular app for iPad. Apple placed the developers in a room, “the criteria was that we had to have a room with no windows. They changed the locks on the door,” he said.

He said, “three developers and I were the only people allowed to go in the room. Apple needed the names and social security numbers of the people who had access. Apple needed to be able to drill a hole in the desk and chain the devices to desk. They used those bicycle cables.”

He also revealed that Apple had some custom frames built around iPad so they couldn’t even tell what the device looked like. “We could plug into them so we could code to them and we could touch the screen and play with that, but we couldn't see the form factor,” he added. Then he said that Apple took pictures of the wood grain, if any pictures leaked out, they could trace it back to which desk they came from.

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